Charles Welch "Chad" Tiedemann

Charles Welch "Chad" Tiedemann

Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 2007

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Spinning circle Big letter B

Chad Tiedemann represents a number of the leading real estate development firms in Washington, D.C. He has extensive experience representing real estate investors, including opportunity funds, investment banking firms, insurance companies, investment advisors, pension funds, foreign investors, syndicators and high-net-worth individuals in connection with their real estate investments throughout the United States. He also represents foreign and domestic banks and other lenders in connection with their commercial real estate finance transactions. Engagements have included every property type and size, from a national portfolio of 14 regional shopping malls and programmatic investment relationships for office portfolios to "one-off" hotel and multi-family transactions.

Mr. Tiedemann has more than 30 years of commercial real estate venture formation structuring, finance, development and leasing experience. The complex transactions that Mr. Tiedemann handles include acquisitions, sales, office and retail leasing, limited liability company and partnership formations, construction, permanent and mezzanine loans, ground leases, recapitalizations and sale-leasebacks. He also has extensive experience with condominium regimes, as well as workouts and foreclosures through multiple economic cycles.

Interviews with Mr. Tiedemann have been featured in The Washington Post and in Real Estate Weekly's "Exclusive Interviews with the Leaders on the Real Estate Scene" from Bisnow on Business. Mr. Tiedemann is a frequent speaker on real estate industry issues, including current trends in the capital markets, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

Mr. Tiedemann is the firm's past National Real Estate Section leader. He was previously a member of the firm's Practice Management Committee and Directors Committee. Mr. Tiedemann is actively involved in and underwrites a college scholarship annually, as a part of the Holland & Knight Foundation's Holocaust Remembrance Project, a national high school contest that attracts more than 5,000 essays each year. He also performs pro bono legal work for the homeless through the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.


  • 800 Seventeenth Street N.W., Suite 1100
    Washington, DC 20006


  • University of Notre Dame, BA

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia - Member
  • District of Columbia Building Industry Association - Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers - Member
  • Notre Dame Club of Washington, D.C. - Member
  • Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April - House Captain

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Commercial
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment
  • Tax Certiorari
  • Transactions
  • Troubled Projects
  • Workouts and Restructurings


  • Top Washington Lawyer for Real Estate Transactions, The Washington Business Journal, 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Business Edition, Super Lawyers magazine, 2011, 2012
  • Best Lawyer, Washingtonian Magazine, Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use, 2009 - 2015
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine, 2008-2015
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Real Estate, 2006-2017

Your browser is not fully compatible with our automatic printer friendly formatting.

Please use the print button to print this profile page.

Spinning circle Big letter B